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Media personality Latasha Ngwube questions Ka3na’s claim BBNaija housemates ‘pioneered’ brand influencing
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Media personality Latasha Ngwube questions Ka3na’s claim BBNaija housemates ‘pioneered’ brand influencing

Media personality, Latasha Ngwube has questioned a claim by Ka3na's that Big Brother Naija housemates opened the eyes of Nollywood movie practitioners to the world of brand influencing. Recall that the former Big Brother Naija housemate had said that movie producers and actors are now following the lead of reality stars by influencing for brands. Taking to her Instagram page to react to Ka3na's post, Ms Ngwube wrote; "The absence of "good holiday movies" in her opinion, is not proof that movie makers have turned to brand promotions and influencing," "Also, please can anybody confirm that BBN housemates created and pioneered "influencer money"? She described Ka3na as a boss lady with a dazzling and expensive smile and advised her to go ahead and fund amazing movie projects....
Lawyers Storm DSS Headquarters With Release Warrant for Sunday Igboho’s Aides
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Lawyers Storm DSS Headquarters With Release Warrant for Sunday Igboho’s Aides

A team of lawyers representing the 12 detained aides of Sunday Igboho have stormed the Yellow House headquarters of the Department of the State Service DSS to effect their release. Armed with release warrants signed by Justice Obiora Egwuatu of the federal high court in Abuja, the legal practitioners claimed that they are at the DSS office to enforce the bail of their clients as ordered by the Judge. Justice Egwuatu had on Friday, August 20, signed release warrants for the first batch of 8 detainees who were admitted to N5M bail each with two sureties. They are Abdulateef Onaolapo, Tajudeen Erinoye, Diekola Jubril, Ayobami Donald, Uthman Adelabu, Oluwafemi Kunle, Raji Kazeem and Bamidele Sunday. The release warrants for the remaining four detainees were on Monday, August 23 end...
HURIWA gives Buhari 3 weeks ultimatum to set up Pilgrims Board for traditional worshipers
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HURIWA gives Buhari 3 weeks ultimatum to set up Pilgrims Board for traditional worshipers

Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to set up a pilgrims commission board for the African Traditional Religion worshippers within three weeks or face litigation. The rights group wants the Federal Government to set up such a pilgrims commission for ATR, similar to the Institutions that care for the pilgrimages of Christians and Muslims at public expenses or else it will challenge the discrimination by the government of millions of practitioners of the respected African traditional religion in court. In a media statement by the National Coordinator Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko and the National Media Affairs Director Miss Zainab Yusuf, HURIWA said it has already asked its legal unit to prepare to drag the Pres...
Nollywood Military-Themed Movie, Eagle Wings Premieres In Lagos
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Nollywood Military-Themed Movie, Eagle Wings Premieres In Lagos

Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry. The military-themed movie, a first of its kind in Nigeria, was produced and directed by Paul Apel Papel in partnership with the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Investments Limited, an investment arm of the NAF. Eagle Wings’ follows the story of an Air Force Fighter pilot who must navigate his way to safety amid an insurgency. It highlights the sacrifices of the military in combating insecurity and keeping the peace of the nation. The movie also explores the often tragic, yet thrilling mission in battling for life, peace, and freedom to love, in the face of great dange...
Nollywood Stars Who Have Died In 2020
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Nollywood Stars Who Have Died In 2020

Nollywood started recording the deaths of its practitioners in 2020 with the death of actress Jennifer Omole who passed away on January 3, 2020. Here are Nollywood stars, who have passed away in 2020, from different tribes and sectors of the movie industry. Jennifer Omole Nigerian actress, Jennifer Omole, passed on in Spain on 3rd January 2020, at the age of 33. She was buried the following evening at Villarejo de Salvanes, Madrid. The sad news about Jennifer’s death was shared by her close friend and colleague, Uche Ogbodo, on Instagram. Omole was a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Spain chapter, where she was based although her friends revealed that she recently moved to the United Kingdom. She hailed from Edo State. Before her death, Jennifer was a movie prod...
Quality Of Nollywood Videos Has Dropped – Actor, Yul Edochie Laments
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Quality Of Nollywood Videos Has Dropped – Actor, Yul Edochie Laments

Nigerian actor and film director, politician and philanthropists, Yul Edochie aired his opinion on Nollywood videos Takibg to instagram, he said to all seasoned Nollywood practitioners, pls let’s revive it. People love our content all over the world. We just need to step up the quality. She wrote The quality of our home videos has dropped so much. Lots of crappy actors/actresses, crappy directors. We can’t continue like this. To all seasoned Nollywood practitioners, pls let’s revive it. People love our content all over the world. We just need to step up the quality. The quality of our home videos has dropped so much. Lots of crappy actors/actresses, crappy directors. We can’t continue like this. To all seasoned Nollywood practitioners, pls let’s revive it. Pe...
COVID-19: Avoid self-medication for preventive, curative care – Ikpeazu
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COVID-19: Avoid self-medication for preventive, curative care – Ikpeazu

Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has warned the people to avoid adopting any form of self medication for preventive and curative care against Coronavirus (COVID-19). Ikpeazu in a broadcast on Wednesday in Umuahia urged the people to adhere to instructions by qualified medical and health practitioners and relevant health authorities. The governor stressed the need for the observance of strict hygiene culture, adding that the government was prepared to tackle the virus in the  event of an outbreak. He said that the government had evolved a strategy which focused on prevention  and prompt containment  of the  disease. According to him, the government had issued a directive for total lockdown of Abia with effect from Wednesday, April 1, to last for Seven days, noting that only essential...
Lai Mohammed Directs NBC to Implement Regulations for Online Media
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Lai Mohammed Directs NBC to Implement Regulations for Online Media

The Minister of Information  and Culture, Lai Mohammed has directed the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to implement regulations for online media. In a statement released by his media aide Segun Adeyemi on Thursday January 9, the Minister said implementation of the regulations which has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari will reposition the broadcast industry, create jobs, promote local content, deliver real value in the sector and grow the creative industry. Broadcasters were also asked to utilize the content and services of Nigerian independent producers in line with regulatory requirements for 70 percent local content. He said; Following my satisfaction with the report which was very professional and detailed, I wish to direct the commission to take the...
Lagos State Government reacts as estate agent dupes  250 tenants of N65m
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Lagos State Government reacts as estate agent dupes 250 tenants of N65m

An estate agent has swindled 250 house seekers in Lagos of the sum of N65 million, even as the Lagos State Government raised the alarm over increasing fraud in real estate transactions, vowing to explore legal option to protect residents.   Reacting, the Lagos State Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, said that government would explore legal options to ensure dubious real estate swindlers were punished.   Akinderu-Fatai, while receiving some victims of accommodation scam from Alapere in Ketu area of the state, said: “The state government has declared a war against fraudulent practitioners in the real estate sector. Government is determined to make Lagos a no go area for unscrupulous individuals who prey on Lagosians under the guise of real estate business...
‘Private clinic where baby died not registered’
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‘Private clinic where baby died not registered’

HJ CLAIROOWEN Medical Centre and Maternity in Egbeda where 15-month-old Taye died on Sunday during a blood transfusion is not registered, The Nation learnt on Wednesday. Officials at the State Ministry of Health told our Correspondent that the details of the hospital could not be found in the Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA). HJ CLAIROOWEN situated at 10, Busari Street became embroiled in scandal following the death of the twin girl, whose parents alleged that she was infused blood without screening. The child’s father, Adeola Adetunji had accused a paediatrician at Igando General Hospital identified simply as Dr. Joy of luring his wife from the government hospital to her private clinic on Sunday night where his daughter died due to negligence. At the ...
Coach Sure Elite Runners ‘ll Boost Lagos Media Marathon
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Coach Sure Elite Runners ‘ll Boost Lagos Media Marathon

Nigeria’s foremost long distance race Coach, Nuhu Stephen, has commended the organisers of the first Lagos Media Marathon. While commending the initiative, Coach Nuhu who handles most of the country’s top long-distance runners including the likes of Deborah Pam gave assurances of a large turnout of elite runners for the maiden media race. Pam made history at the 2019 Lagos City Marathon; finishing among the top 10 runners. The Plateau State-based coach said it was a welcome development that media practitioners were going a step further in promoting sports outside their usual writing and reportage. “This is a very commendable initiative, most of the runners previously thought that the race was just for journalists but since the general public is welcomed, they would be comin...
Why I Rejected Five Bills From National Assembly – Buhari
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Why I Rejected Five Bills From National Assembly – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has given reasons for not assenting to five bills from the National Assembly. The bills were declined on Wednesday in a letter sent to Senate President Bukola Saraki which was read at plenary. The newly rejected bills included: Nigerian Film Corporation Bill, Immigration (Amendment) Bill, Climate Change Bill, Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners Bill as well as Digital Rights and Freedom Bill. Revealing why he refused to sign the bills, Buhari said: “I refused assent on the Immigration Bill because it would have adverse effect on Nigeria’s position on the ease of doing business ranking if signed into law. “ The Chartered Institute of Pension Practitioners Bill amounted to duplication of functions with an existing institute.” “Also, conf...
Lagos Media Marathon Will Enhance Ambode’s Road Race Revival, Says Alli
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Lagos Media Marathon Will Enhance Ambode’s Road Race Revival, Says Alli

Athletics legend, Yussuf Alli, has described the decision of the Lagos chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to organise a road race as one of the best things that happened to marathon and road races since Governor Akinwunmi Ambode revived the culture in February 2016 with the Lagos City Marathon. “The media is the fourth estate of the realm because journalists set agenda and we follow. The decision to organize a road race which is open to all Nigerians with special prizes for journalists and non-journalists will make millions of Nigerians embrace the culture of running, I am so happy with the decision.” Alli who was within the Top 10 ranking in the world during his active years in the men’s long jump alongside legends like Carl Lewis and Mike Powell for a decade is now t...
Lagos Media Marathon Will Enhance Ambode’s Road Races Revival, Says Alli
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Lagos Media Marathon Will Enhance Ambode’s Road Races Revival, Says Alli

Athletics legend, Yussuf Alli, has described the decision of the Lagos chapter of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) to organise a road race as one of the best things that happened to marathon and road races since Governor Akinwunmi Ambode revived the culture in February 2016 with the Lagos City Marathon. “The media is the fourth estate of the realm because journalists set agenda and we follow. The decision to organize a road race which is open to all Nigerians with special prizes for journalists and non-journalists will make millions of Nigerians embrace the culture of running, I am so happy with the decision.” Alli who was within the Top 10 ranking in the world during his active years in the men’s long jump alongside legends like Carl Lewis and Mike Powell for a decade is now...
Amnesty International Wants Nigerian Security Forces Held Accountable for Killing Shiites
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Amnesty International Wants Nigerian Security Forces Held Accountable for Killing Shiites

Amnesty International (AI) has called for the arrest and prosecution of Nigerian security agents responsible for the killing of at least 45 peaceful Shi’a protesters. In a statement yesterday, AI said it has strong evidence that soldiers used automatic firearms on Shi’a Muslims who were holding religious procession and protest. It stated that at least 39 protesters were killed, 122 injured in a single day, adding that victims included men, women and children. “An investigation by Amnesty International showed that the horrific use of excessive force by soldiers and police led to the killing of at least 45 supporters of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) over two days, as the Shi’a Muslim group held a peaceful religious procession around Abuja. “AI researchers visited five...
NMA Tasks Police On Quackery In Medical Profession
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NMA Tasks Police On Quackery In Medical Profession

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Ekiti chapter, has appealed to the police and other security agencies to join in the efforts to combat quackery in the medical profession. It said the menace has caused the deaths of many innocent Nigerians, crippled the medical profession and reduced the quality of practice in the country. The body frowns on the rising waves of child and maternal mortality in Nigeria and reduced life expectancy of the people due to the disparity in access to quality healthcare delivery, calling for the full implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for the actualisation of the universal health coverage of the federal government. Speaking while reviewing the week-long 2018 Physicians’ Week at a press conference in Ado Ekiti Sunday, the NM...
Gov. Ambode Holds Media Conference For 2019 Race
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Gov. Ambode Holds Media Conference For 2019 Race

The Executive Governor of Lagos State His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode will today at his office in Alausa, Ikeja meet with journalists to unfold plans for the 2019 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. AMBODE In a statement issued by Olukayode Thomas, Head of Communications and Media for the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, he stated that the Governor, as well as the other sponsors and partners, are all set for the parley with the media practitioners on Monday. He said: “Yes, the countdown to the 2019 Marathon has since started, the Governor and the sponsors will be having a session with the media today to bring them up to speed with what we are doing to make the next race even better.”
Why We Arrested Samuel Ogundipe – Nigeria Police
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Why We Arrested Samuel Ogundipe – Nigeria Police

The Nigeria Police Force today issued an official statement on the arrest and ongoing prosecution of Samuel Ogundipe of Premium Times. According to Jimoh Moshood, the force PRO, 'the Force is categorically stating that One Samuel Ogundipe is being investigated and prosecuted for the offences of “theft and unlawful possession of restricted and classified documents” inimical to State/National Security that can jeopardize peace, breakdown of law and order capable of precipitating crisis in the Country'. Samuel Ogundipe is also being investigated and prosecuted under other offences which violate Official Secret Act, Cyber Crime Act, and the Penal Code Law for which he has volunteered statements and is standing trial. It is factual to state that Mr. Samuel Ogundipe was arrested on the 14th of...
Be Friendly With Media, Veteran Journalist Advises Nigerians
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Be Friendly With Media, Veteran Journalist Advises Nigerians

A veteran journalist, Chief Uche Udedibia, on Friday advised Nigerians to adopt more friendly attitude in dealing with media practitioners to get the best out of the profession. Journalists, Image extracted from Google Udedibia, a former Managing Director, Anambra State Broadcasting Service(ASBS) gave the advice during interactive meeting organised for heads of media organisations by the state office of the National Orientation Agency (NOA) in Awka. He said the media played critical role in developing the society, pointing out that if the treatment to the practitioners was friendlier, it would further accelerate the development of the country. Udedibia said that Nigerians should see the media as partners in progress as done in most advance countries. “The Nigerian press, in my per...
Police Respond to IGP’s Statement, Clear Critical Issues
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Police Respond to IGP’s Statement, Clear Critical Issues

Mr. Idris had said that social media was a “Technology available to those that are criminally minded and we have to be careful the way we respond to some of these clamoring”. A statement frowned by many social media users, who poured out their grievances through various individual social media handle. But reacting on the said statement, Police through its Public relations officer, Ag. DCP Jimoh Moshood said, “We wish to categorically state that IGP did not mean that “Social Media is a technology available to those that are ‘criminal minded’ but that social media can also be used by criminal minded persons and people should be wary and careful of this. The Force hereby enjoins all social media practitioners and users to disregard and discountenance the story. The Nigeria Police...
5,000 Nigerian Doctors In South Africa
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5,000 Nigerian Doctors In South Africa

The Consul General (CG) of Nigeria in South Africa, Mr. Godwin Adama, has said there were 5,000 Nigerian Medical practitioners working in various teaching, public and private hospitals in South Africa. The Vice Consul, Information and Culture, Mr David Abraham, said in a statement on Monday in Abuja. Abraham quoting Adama as saying when Nigerian Doctors’ Forum South Africa, led by its Secretary General, Dr Emeka Ugwu, visited him in Johannesburg. “This shows that virtually every hospital in South Africa has a sizeable number of Nigerian Doctors; and this include teaching, public and private hospitals.   “What this means is that Nigerian Doctors and other professionals are constantly adding value to the system and this cannot be over-emphasised.’’ According to him, South Afric...
Amosun Pledges Support For Creative Arts, Entertainment Practitioners
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Amosun Pledges Support For Creative Arts, Entertainment Practitioners

Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has assured creative arts and entertainment practitioners of his administration’s support, adding that it would tap into the potentials in the various sectors of the economy, in line with the diversification drive. Amosun gave the assurance when he received organisers of the 2017 Best of Nollywood (BON) Award in his Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta office yesterday. The governor, who decried the monolithic nature of the nation’s economy, advocated for the promotion of the industry, because of its huge potentials to the socio-economic development of the country. Noting that Ogun state is the cradle of entertainment, as giants like Hubert Ogunde, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Wole Soyinka and Olu Jacobs, among many others, hail from the state, he stated that his gove...

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